Firstly, allow us to get this out of the way: L.U.R.K. mod is no longer in active development, and we're launching a new project on Unreal Engine 4.

For a long time now, a lot of you have been asking about L.U.R.K. 2.0. Truth be told, we were enthusiastic about the future of the mod, and all the recent developments in the STALKER modding community were extremely promising. Within the past few months, we've seen the release of the much-awaited Lost Alpha mod, as well as the source code leaks for both SoC and CoP.

We were spoiled for choice, and took a step back to reassess the direction of the mod, now we had so much more to work with. Despite all these new and exciting developments, we kept having to face the grim reality: no matter what, we'd still be working with half-broken tools, shoddy SDKs, and messy code just to make it all work.

Relatively recently, Epic Games launched their new Unreal Engine 4 on a new subscription model, making it accessible to many indie developers putting their foot in the door of the games industry. Some of us who already hold game dev jobs were already working with UE4 and enjoying its power and usability immensely, which made going back to STALKER development all the more frustrating. So in the end, we made the decision: we're going to march into the future, and carve out something from scratch. A new game that serves as a spiritual successor, but without all the shortcomings and buggy workarounds inherent to working with STALKER's engines.

This decision was based on a lot of factors - with the amount of assets we've made for LURK, we can painlessly move them over to UE4 to have a solid foundation to work with. We'd also be gaining a lot of relevant experience working with UE4, so even if we fail, we'd still walk away with something we can take into potential future careers.

However, it's still sad to say goodbye to the project that first inspired us to become developers, and I hope that you all understand that we don't make this decision lightly. L.U.R.K. has been my baby for over three years now, but now is as good of a time as any to move on to bigger and better things.

Keep on lurking, fellow LURKers. We have great confidence in the STALKER modding community still, and we know that you'll all find enjoyable mods still being released into the future for this great game series. Expect to hear from us again about our new project sometime soon!

- Panzerdraco
Team LURK Lead Manager

First footage of in-game music in L.U.R.K.

First footage of in-game music in L.U.R.K.

News 31 comments

In this video you can see the first footage of triggered music in the game. After leaving the bunker, you'll hear this tune.

A Key Element During Stormy Weather

A Key Element During Stormy Weather

News 12 comments

Daemonion describes his approach to interior audio during storms, as a teaser of sorts to the full Dev Diary 12.

Music in L.U.R.K. - Yannick Zenhäusern

Music in L.U.R.K. - Yannick Zenhäusern

News 12 comments

Yannick talks about the new way we're approaching musical cues in L.U.R.K. and also shares some of his methods for composition.

Do you like thunder? I sure like thunder.

Do you like thunder? I sure like thunder.

News 19 comments

Daemonion provides some insight into the long awaited 12th Sound Design Development Diary regarding how he'll handle rain, storms and weather in L.U.R.K...

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L.U.R.K. 1.1

L.U.R.K. 1.1

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The latest installment in the versions of L.U.R.K. for Shadow of Chernobyl.

L.U.R.K. Patch 1.0552

L.U.R.K. Patch 1.0552

Patch 13 comments

Latest Patch made for L.U.R.K. version 0.9, brings it to Release Candidate 1.0552. Includes all previous options and features from previous patches.

L.U.R.K. RC 1.05 Full Version

L.U.R.K. RC 1.05 Full Version

Full Version 99 comments

This pack includes all the previous releases up to this point with only one installation needed. Please follow the Readme supplied for installation instruction...

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Semi_II
Semi_II

I keep coming back hoping to see an update titled "lol jk"

;_;

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aerellon
aerellon

hey, is this compatible with saved games or even with the complete 2009 mod? or i need to start a new game?

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omnitrich34
omnitrich34

can you please help me ? everytime i lunch the game , it crash , Xray engine crash , please help me

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legionostra
legionostra

Millenia release a weapon pack for lost alpha please, i cant stand the vanilla weps in that mod :( I love your work i have been using your textures for years in CS:S i downloaded them all from fpsbanana.
Please dont let that fantastic work go to waste...

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HectorShiroi
HectorShiroi

Ok the project on the UE4, but damn, you did so much cool work and you won't release it, damn damn and damn again :S
Good luck for the future, I'll be one of the first to buy an hypotetical Stalker 4 (with UE4 it would be a graphical blast too)

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stalkerforever
stalkerforever

Since their new project will be similar to S.T.A.L.K.E.R., can they get sued for it, how does it work?

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stalkerforever
stalkerforever

I like your avatar, and yeah hope the game ends up being good.

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milosv
milosv

Can you at least release the mod in the state it is? YOu guys did work a lot on it already?

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stalkerforever
stalkerforever

Can we have the option to use the vanilla main menu in lurk mod 1.2?

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Semi_II
Semi_II

There will be no LURK 1.2, it seems.

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